Call me intolerant.
But... "head scarves with ear slits" as a way to keep cool in Tehran?
Gosh, couldn't possibly take the damn hijab off, because the sight of a woman's bare head would cause every man within a 1-mile radius to lose control and become slavering wild-eyed rape-crazy maniacs, right? (Not to mention the morality police would either arrest you or beat you in the street.)
So I have come up with an even better solution - every woman should shave her head. Cool in the heat and it does away with the awesome mind-control powers of hair that is immodestly growing out of the head of someone who just happened to be born with two X chromosomes.
But if that doesn't work for you, try leaving Iran. Oh wait, that's impossible because a woman needs to get permission from a husband or father to obtain a passport before they travel.
Now, I know that lots of women choose to modify their appearances for the sake of their religious beliefs - many men do it too. But please note that the operative word there is "choose," something Iranian women are not allowed to do for themselves. There are thousands, perhaps millions, of women yearning for a day when their hair can be "swept by the wind" and yet we're supposed to look away when women are forced into burquinis and hijoods because Time magazine pretends it's acceptable. Like a lie of omission, the article blandly ignores the abhorrence of state-mandated dress and morality police. "It's their faith. Don't judge. It's their culture."